Do videogames dream of electric sheep?

“I’ll perform on illucia – a patchbay instrument I designed that connects computer programs using physical jacks and cables. Illucia lets me rework and blur the boundaries between software like videogames, text editors, and sound synthesizers. I’ll use it to patch loops between classic arcade games and word processors, and generally pump software with alien data until it bursts as generative audiovisuals. Is a network an instrument? Are systems art? Was Sigmund Freud the best videogame designer of our time? What else can a videogame do?”

Chris Novello longs for a culture that designs computer programs as philosophy objects, abstract playgrounds, and heartfelt/personal communicative endeavors. He is currently an MFA candidate at Brown University in Providence, RI, and publishing work.

Date: Wednesday September 25, 2013 : 20h30-22h00
Place: Le Cube – 20 cours Saint-Vincent, Issy-les-Moulineaux